Registration opens for “CS4HS @ UML” teacher conference
With support of a $15,000 grant from Google, Prof. Fred Martin has organized a two-day workshop and conference for regional middle- and high-school computer science, mathematics, and technology teachers.
The event is sponsored as part of Google's CS4HS (Computer Science for High School) initiative, intended to “promote Computer Science and Computational Thinking in high school and middle school curricula.” UMass Lowell joins an elite group of schools to that have received funding to organize a CS4HS event, including MIT, CMU, and ETH Zurich.
UMass Lowell's program will be held Monday June 27 and Tuesday June 28, 2011. It includes three hands-on workshops, five research talks, and sessions for teachers to network and share ideas around topics of mutual interest.
The research talks will be given by CS department faculty members James Canning, Karen Daniels, Georges Grinstein, Haim Levkowitz, and Benyuan Liu. Faculty members Jesse Heines and Alex Ruthmann (Music) will present a workshop on computing and music, and Byung Kim will present a workshop on media computing with Python.
Prof. Martin was excited to receive the funding. “It's great to have the support and endorsement of Google,” he says. “Based on our years of work with area teachers, we've already had a great response, and we expect teachers will bring lots of ideas back to their classrooms.”
For more information or to register for the event, go to www.cs.uml.edu/cs4hs.
CS4HS @ UML logo designed by Adam Norton